10% of Holy Schmidt Coffee’s profits go directly to help welcome those experiencing homelessness to a new home!
You may have noticed this, but around here, we LOVE coffee. It’s so versatile and delicious, and is a great medium for building community. But this love of coffee isn’t the only reason we do what we do. Holy Schmidt Coffee exists to help humanity flourish, one bean at a time, whether it’s sourcing direct-trade coffees or through partnering with non-profits. It’s been awhile since we talked about our current partnership, so we thought it was time for a post for all of our new friends!
In early 2016, we partnered with GoBe, a local, LA-based nonprofit that works to help homeless individuals and families get into permanent housing. GoBe’s mission is “activating communities to change the world”. They partner with the nonprofits Home for Good and PATH who work to get individuals and families into permanent residence. The founders saw that in many cases, those who were getting into a place very often did not have furniture, kitchenware, bedding, house-cleaning supplies, etc, nor did they have relationships with people who would walk through this big life transition from the street to a home. Sometimes this would result in the individual or family feeling isolated and lonely, and even to moving back onto the street.
GoBe saw a solution. Get small communities of people involved by gathering all the essentials for making a house functional and comfortable, and throw a “welcome home party” to celebrate this homecoming and to foster relationships that will continue long after the party. Through meeting tangible needs combined with friendship, GoBe has witnessed many successful stories of people who have been able to get back on their feet.
In keeping with our mission, Holy Schmidt Coffee donates 10% of our profits to GoBe. We are so grateful to get to be a part of this organization, and we hope you will check them out and, especially if you’re local to the LA area, consider getting involved. Look for more to come!